Second-year pro joins Bengals as a free agent for 2014 ... Did not play as a rookie with Houston Texans, but shows potential upside after an impact career at Louisiana State ... Has opened season on Bengals practice squad... Listed as a LB by Houston, but moves to DE for the Bengals.
Career transactions: Selected by Houston in third round of 2013 NFL Draft (95th overall) ... Signed with Texans on 5-23-13 ... Waived by Texans on 10-21-13 ... Signed to Oakland practice squad on 12-18-13 ... Released from Raiders practice squad on 12-21-13 ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on 4-11-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.
2014 recap: Played in all four preseason games, with seven tackles, including one sack … On practice squad for Games 1-5.2013: Played for Houston in preseason, and inactive on roster for regular season Games 1-7 ... After late October release by Houston, was signed briefly to Oakland practice squad in December.
As he prepares for another one of those Wild Wild Card Games Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), Andrew Whitworth is getting pep talks from his wife and inspiration from Anthony Munoz.
The Bengals this Friday will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison (Ohio) High School, for improvements to the Wildcats football stadium and track-and-field complex.